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Witness to the Mob (1998)

Underboss "The Bull" Gravano rises through the ranks of the Gambino mob. His brutal past catches up to him when he lands behind bars and faces the life-threatening decision to turn state's evidence against his former friend, John Gotti.


Stanley Weiser




Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Turturro ... Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano
Tom Sizemore ... John Gotti
Debi Mazar ... Deborah Gravano
Abe Vigoda ... Paul Castellano
Philip Baker Hall ... Toddo Aurello
Adam J. Roth ... The sign painter
Frank Vincent ... Frankie DeCicco
Lenny Venito ... Sal DiMaggio
Johnny Williams ... Angelo Ruggiero
Frankie Valli ... Frank LoCascio
Michael Imperioli ... Louie Milito
Vincent Pastore ... Mikey De Batt
Michael Ryan Segal ... Nicky Cowboy
Richard Bright ... Joe (Old Man) Paruta
Chris Cenatiempo Chris Cenatiempo ... Jimmy Falcona


Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino crime family. However, betrayals within the family saw him break the code of silence and became the highest ranking member of the mob to turn into a rat - 'a rat in a suit,- assisting the government to finally put away the Teflon Don, John Gotti. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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Crime | Drama

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Vincent Pastore,tt1801552 who plays Mikey De Batt, is introduced to Angelo Ruggiero, played by Johnny Williams. In Gotti (1996) Pastore plays Angelo Ruggiero. In Gotti (2018) De Batt is only mentioned, not seen. See more »

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The ultimate mob movie
3 November 2014 | by bonjomonjahSee all my reviews

Where do i start.. this is like the Expendables of gangster actors and a true gem. there's not many mob films that i do not own, after seeing Getting Gotti and Gotti this beats them both mainly because of the great cast and Tom Sizemores performance. from Frank Vincent to Frankie Vally this movie has them all. Sopranos, Goodfellas, Casino, Gotti, Godfather, Once upon a time in America yes this epic has them all, this is one of my favourite mob movies with good reason..

It never gets tiresome its strictly gangster all the way, some great dialogue and visual shots. you just know they had lots of fun making this. Tuturro as Sammy Gravano is the best ever, very convincing and and a tough guy who means business. best line in the movie is "the next time you break a rule you go"....Big Paul Costallano

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10 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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The Mob See more »

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